Winyah Master Naturalist Course Page

Date Topics Location Assignments/Reading
3/19

Orientation, tools and techniques, observation, journaling 

Kimbel Lodge

3/26

Birds at the Beach, tern nesting protection, bird ID basics, Birds of Prey Center demonstration, eBird

Huntington Beach State Park- meet at Nature Center 8:30
4/02

No class, Guided exploration activities

 
4/09

Nature journaling,  botany, coastal forests, coastal geomorphology

Hobcaw Barony, meet at Discovery Center 8:00
4/16

No class-Good Friday- Independent project(SciStarter)

 
4/23

Rivers, water quality monitoring, macroinvertebrates, biodiversity, conservation

Black River Cypress Preserve 8:30
4/30

Wetlands, Carolina bays, impoundments, wetland delineation, wild flowers

Santee Coastal Reserve, Francis Marion National Forest

(meet at HBDC 8:15, or Santee Reserve  9:00)

5/07

Estuaries Part 1, Fishes- trawl survey,  phytoplankton-microscopy, tides

 

NI-WB Reserve

8:00 @ HBDC

5/14

Estuaries Part 2,  marsh plants, transect sampling, invertebrates, marsh birds

Book report: Kay

NI-WB Reserve
5/21

Beaches, marine invertebrates, marine mammals, microplastics

Book report: Karen, Gary

Huntington Beach State Park

 

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5/28

Urban issues, neighborhood source assessment, stormwater

Book report: Peggy

Georgetown

6/04

Final Exam

Book report: Donna, Liz

HBDC 8:30

Graduation  12:00

 
       

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